Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems
by Ross J. Anderson, Ross Anderson
Publisher: Wiley 2001
Number of pages: 640
In more than 600 pages of intense information, Anderson lays the groundwork on how to build a secure and dependable system. Every aspect of information security is discussed in the book -- from passwords, access control, and attacks, to physical security and policy. Additionally, relevant and timely topics such as information warfare, privacy protection, access control, and more are discussed. This is the only book that covers the end-to-end spectrum of security design and engineering.
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This is an introduction to information security aimed primarily at K-12 administrators, educators, and technology staff. Security professionals have found that actions taken to increase security often have a minimal, or even opposite, effect.
by National Institute of Standards and Technology
The book provides info on securing hardware and software resources of sensitive systems, explains important concepts and interrelationships of security controls. It illustrates the major techniques for each control, and related considerations.
This is an online book for people studying for the CompTIA Security+ exam and for those interested in designing and implementing secure IT environments. The concepts in this book apply equally to Windows, Linux, UNIX, and MacOS X.
by Danny Smith - Australian Computer Emergency Response Team
This report examines the threats a computer system might face, and details what tools and techniques are available to combat them. An examination of common authentication techniques is provided, including X.509 Strong Authentication and Kerberos.